Monthly Archives: March 2013

Samuel Eto’o Pushes Cameroon to 6 Points

Team Captain Samuel Eto’o has scored two goals against Togo’s one goal to give the indomitable Lions an emphatic victory in day three of 2014 world cup qualifier.

The Anzhi striker scored at the penalty box 3 minutes before half time and a long drive from 20 yards as Cameroon beat Togo to land them on six points in group I.

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Eto’o Ready for More Goals

The boys of coah Jean Paul Akono knew that they needed the victory to keep their hopes of qualifying high. Togo played without Emmanuel Adebayo and goalkeeper Agassa, but their team was good.Their lone goal was scored by Dave Wome at 45th minutes.

Cameroon squad was boosted by Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s presence who made his first appearance for Cameroon since 2010 when he turned his back on the team because of his concerns about the national set-up.Cameroons next game comes up in the weekend of 07-11/06/13: Togo v Cameroon; Libya v DR Congo in group I.

Cameroon, who have not played at the last two African Nations Cups, have six points from three games, two ahead of second-placed Libya, who face the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Togo have a solitary point.

Congo v Gabon (1430, Pointe Noire)

Cameroon  v Togo  (1430, Yaounde)(2-1)

Nigeria v Kenya (1500, Calabar)

Namibia v Malawi ( 1600, Windhoek)

Senegal v Angola (1700, Conakry)

Ivory Coast v The Gambia (1700, Abidjan)

Burkina Faso v Niger (1800, Ouagadougou)

Tunisia v Sierra Leone (1810, Rades)

South Africa v Central African Republic (1815 Cape Town)

 

 

Julius Che Tita PhD, New HOD, JMC

 

Julius Che Tita, PhD, has been appointed as new Head of Department of Journalism and Mass in the University of Buea. The appointment that was made known in the late hours of Wednesday March 13, 2013, now put the senior lecturer of Journalism at the helm of the department.

His appointment comes at a time when the department can now boast of having Three PhD, lecturers; Dr Che Tita, Dr Cheo Victor and Dr Kingsley Ngange.   

Julius Che Tita ,PhD, Lecturer at J.M.C, son of late S N Tita, Managing Director and Publisher of DESIGN House (Limbe),has aside been a lecturer,is also contributing in the social growth of the nation.

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       Dr Julius Che Tita,appointed as new HOD

A look at the iconography and symbology of DESIGN House demonstrates a clear and unequivocal commitment to the cause of social change.

 

Late Bate Bessong talks of the Lecturers Publishing house saying “Some DESIGN House books proffer a kaleidoscopic view of the Biya phenomenon and thereby offer a resume of the vision of a publisher who articulates commitment to the ennoblement of humanity. If as stated elsewhere, Julius Che Tita finally breaks the cocoon of political, tribalised mysticism and debilitation that often occludes collective myths and national historiography, by directing his alter-native (publishing) venture towards the dissemination of front-line books that aim at the reconstruction of the society along the path of peace, progress and true democracy, he will, I am convinced, achieve icon status”.

 He has definitely attained the status and won his gold medal, as Head of Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, JMC, in the University of Buea.

Dr Che Tita holds an M.Phil, in publishing from the University of Stirling, Scotland and a BA in English & History from the University of Cardiff, Wales, a PhD. in Communication & Business from the University of Florida. Che Tita’s research interests are corporate communication, CSR, public relations, and communication for development.

Another appointment placed JMC lecturer Kingsley Ngange, Ph.D as Faculty Officer of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, in the University of Buea.

 Dr Cheo Victor was transferred to the University of Bamenda.

A Re-think on Womens Day Celebration

In my candid opinion, this whole issue of Women’s Day should be given a rethought.Women have become more interested in the Fabric,excess drinking and late night return.
The normal routine of conferences,seminars and all what not should instead be transformed to pragmatism.The women should be able to take words to action and engage the men more in their activities.Instead of a conference with more women,men should dominate.this is because violence most at times come from the men,and it is time to sensitize to them the effects of violence on women and the girl child.
The elimination of violence should even start with the so-call Mothers who maltreat either their sisters children or just a relative back at home.Yes,some of these children suffer from the wicked hands of step mothers,cousins,fathers and foster parents.Some of them whom are fed by such persons, are seen as second handed beings.

As Gloria Steinem stated, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” .

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Cameroon Women March 8 celebration.

That is why when i hear women talk about elimination of violence against the woman and the girl child,i feel like reaching out to them to tell them that elimination of such violence should start from the woman,in fact the woman should stop measuring shoulders with the husband,start treating other peoples children like theirs,stop breast ironing,early and forced marriages,educate the girl child and re-examine the results.

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that all the battles have been won for women while many feminists from the 1970’s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

What are the women celebrating when they celebrate Women’s Day?One question was thus begging to be asked: what did it mean to be a woman? Are they celebrating International women’s Day only to celebrate biological differences?Theoretically, there is no such thing as WOMEN as a category. It’s too big, too vague; it comprises too many variations to really have any theoretical value when building theories. For instance, when one claims that: in times of war, women are always victims, very few would agree with such a broad statement, because in truth, it depends. Sometimes they are, sometimes they are not, and sometimes they are the perpetrators.

We live in a world where everything has value and power, especially ideas. And for me, the simple idea that women are all connected through commonalities that go beyond mere physical attributes is the most valuable and powerful of all. And they do need such powerful ideas, because they  are all, without exception, still fighting for something because they are women. This fight has different intensities for different women.

The beauty of our world today, is that open minds are everywhere, and both women and men are indeed acting as challengers. And that in itself is a reason to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Women’s Day therefore should be a day for women to look at their achievement in fighting for much recognition in the society especially in high positions, as well as educate the grass root woman,the girl child and even on the use of contraceptives,rather than fighting for their ‘Rights’ and organizing money minded seminars.

Happy Women’s Day Celebration.

Woman eeehhh!!